Eyes Wide Shut

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Horror  |  House: Booksie Classic


I was curious why the windows in the old hotel room was nailed shut.

I asked them, but they simply say that it was broken and that it was due for repairs soon.

It didn't think much of it until much later, when I was awakened in the middle of the night, having a "tingle" that someone was watching me.

In the darkness, I looked at the window and saw a pair of yellow dots burning bright in the dark, like that of a cat's eyes. It was only for a second, but I knew it was there. The fact that it disappeared almost immediately made me dismiss the whole thing as nothing more than a figment of my imagination, so I went back to sleep without much problem.

I checked out the next day, and before I know it, I was back at home.

Out of curiosity, I searched for the hotel online but found nothing. It is possible for the old ones to not have an internet presence, so I searched by the town in which it was located.

The results weren't much better but one site caught my attention. It wasn't about the hotel per se, but more about a legend about a hotel that once stood in that place.

It tells a story about how one night, a young lady who was staying alone in this unnamed hotel, was attacked by a vampire while sleeping. She survived the attack and was able to catch a glimpse of her attacker before it fled through the wide open windows, never to be seen again.

Her only description of the creature was that it was clad in black clothes, pale, bald, had 2 sharp fangs protruding from its mouth...

And a pair of yellow eyes that looked like that of a cat.


Submitted: January 12, 2021

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